The Kai Shun Classic Series unites centuries-old Japanese Samurai blacksmithing with today's modern and technically sophisticated manufacturing processes. The result is an exceedingly high-quality range of sharp Damascus Stainless steel knives, which are durable, corrosion resistant and engineered with attention to the most minute details and designed to always retain its sharpness. The knives are therefore ideally suited for professional use. The Shun Classic blades are gorgeous to look at due to the distinctive semi-gloss pattern exhibited by the Damascus steel composite comprising 32 layers. This combination with the elegant, tapering handle made of black pakkawood, results in an overall aesthetic design that puts quality and functionality at its core.